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Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-661-1515
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Great indie bookstore

I order all my books through Harvard Book Store now just to support them. Their speaker series is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
We were very excited to return here - from Ohio!

As we planned this trip to Cambridge from Ohio, we checked on the events happening at Harvard Book... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-661-1515
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I order all my books through Harvard Book Store now just to support them. Their speaker series is incredible, their selection is excellent, their staff is genuinely enthusiastic, and they really work to foster a sense of community. Just a perfect all-around book store.

Thank travelinghammitt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we planned this trip to Cambridge from Ohio, we checked on the events happening at Harvard Book Store and we were happy to note that we would be able to attend an author lecture. We love to come to this bookstore - not only...More

Thank yoohoo614
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Harvard Book Store offers a wide selection of new and used books. Interesting, high-quality hardcover and paperback books. Used books on the lower level. Plenty of helpful staff.

Thank V V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not many independent bookstores like this one anymore; feels almost like an anachronism. If you are in the area, stop by and see stacks of books!

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I pop over here because I wanted to buy a recent published autobiography book which I can get it on time through Amazon. The building exterior is quite English looking. The selection of book is limited. I found it difficult to look for the book...More

Thank PamelaCheong
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Spent many hours at the bookstore during my graduate school days. I try to visit on every trip to the area. The bookstore is a local institution that has survived while many others have perished under the pressure generated by chains and internet behemoths. Beyond...More

Thank DM10468
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Very impressive bookstore. Just across the street from Harvard 's gate to the university. I went in to ask about a specific book and unfortunately they were out of stock but promised to get it in two days. Knowledgable about other books. A good atmosphere...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Choose between the first floor with full sections of hardbound and paperback recent sellers with good discounts and in-store reviews, OR-- go downstairs for remaindered and second-hand books. Big children's section, too. Terrific authors' speaking series, some so popular they need to move over to...More

Thank pamnicki
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love a free afternoon in Harvard and this is a favorite haunt. Make sure to check out the discount section for a great variety of books at equally great prices.

Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Great selection, reasonable prices, nice old private book store. We all want to go back and will. Go if you like books.

Thank mjacobs
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